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Seek to leave Stack Overflow
How does one close then?

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this probably belong on meta –  Isak Savo Nov 26 '09 at 13:02
    
WHaaaaaaaaaaaaaay? –  david Nov 26 '09 at 13:05
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See here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5999/delete-my-account –  user27414 Nov 26 '09 at 13:48
    
yours or someone else's? –  Steven A. Lowe Nov 27 '09 at 1:15
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+1 for haiku-compliance. –  mmyers Nov 27 '09 at 2:11

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You have to email the team and ask them:

team@stackoverflow.com

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I think deleting an account should be an option... When a user deletes his account all his answers and comments should become "posted by anonymous user". After all privacy is the right, and IMHO SO should honor it.

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When you voluntarily use a service, you voluntarily forfeit your 'right' to privacy to use said service. Rights are something that no one can take away from you, but you can choose not to exercise them. If you were forced into using Stack Overflow, then yes, you would have a 'right' to privacy. However this is a private exchange. –  George Stocker Nov 26 '09 at 19:34
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Remember there's also the data dump. You can't delete that, so there's no way to really protect someones privacy, as you suggest. –  alex Nov 26 '09 at 20:39
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they should instead belong to "Community", and become cw –  warren Nov 27 '09 at 2:27

Why not just stop using it? It's not as if there's a cost associated.

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While I don't know about outright deleting the account, blanking out your profile data will come pretty close.

That said, questions about Stack Overflow itself should be directed here. Sorry to see you go!

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